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I figured out what to do with my old desktop


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What are you doing on a Friday night?  This box needs a good cleaning and then I'm going to re-purpose it for an Essentials R2 server.  I've got a stack of drives and SSD's to play with.  I might try the StableBit Drivepool with the SSD write ahead feature.  Did you listen to episode 251 yet?


I don't know what to do with this HP N54L though.  I tested Essentials on it but I'm thinking if I move from 2011 over to Essentials 2012 I want some horsepower.  Untangle maybe?

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Play time!!  (Nice Pictures -- I didn't realize it was possible to insert an Album link!! OMG) 

 

You could use the N54L as a Hyper-V play/test box.  Add a video card and blu-ray drive and you could use it as a HTPC.  My Son has a video card in his and is using it as a DeskTop with Win 8.1 -- you could do that & turn on Hyper-V in Win 8.1 and have a DeskTop and Hyper-V play box.  Many more possibilities.............. :)

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gtechwi from Twitter asked about a part i was using for my build.  It comes from an old build.  You will find it in this blog post.

 

http://homeservershow.com/dual-raid-setup-on-windows-home-server-2011-and-adding-drives-to-a-raid-5-array.html

 

Also, I started a video card thread about this build here:  

 

http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/7186-what-video-card-for-a-home-server-build/

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